Thursday, January 23, 2014

Frozen City

A hibiscus is robbed
of its scent by the gray
anger of winter.

This land of sun
withers under
an invasion of ice.

In a city frozen in place
eyes look out upon
an alien world

where ice skating
was once just blades
cutting across artificial.


©Susie Clevenger 2014

Houston does not do winter, but we are under a winter storm watch...ice and strong winds are in the forecast.

4 comments:

Vandana Sharma said...

climate change!!!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

we do have winter here in MA. it is below 0 here tonight.

Sumana Roy said...

Wrathful winter becomes quite a character in your lines...so well penned...

kaykuala said...

The unexpected seem to be the norm this winter. There seems to be weird weather changes apparently! Nicely Susie!

Hank